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Best healthy cookbooks to kick-start 2023

These cookbooks are key to making easy healthy meals in 2023. (Getty Images)

Plenty of cookbooks are focused on comforting home cooking that tastes great, but as we head into a new year we want recipes that are also kind to our bodies.

So, we've picked out some of the best cookbooks around that will help you quickly conjure up meals that are good for both your tastebuds and your insides.

Whether you’re looking to cultivate that healthy glow seen on celebrity chefs like Ella Woodward or Madeleine Shaw, are keen to lose weight or just don’t want to neglect all the organs and systems that work so hard to keep us feeling good, there’s a cookery book here for you.

From nutritious family suppers to sugar-free desserts and all sorts of recipes in between, here are the healthy cookbooks that will be seeing us through January 2023 and beyond.

Best healthy cooking books to kickstart 2023

Bored of Lunch: The Healthy Slow Cooker Book | £12.99 from Amazon

Perfectly suited to working from home, this is a go-to guide to ensuring lunchtimes aren't bland. Packed with flavoursome recipes ranging from garlic mac and cheese and honey chilli beef noodles to lemon butter chicken and red lentil dal, each one is focused on being simple, affordable and easy to follow.

Pinch of Nom Everyday Light: 100 Tasty, Slimming Recipes All Under 400 Calories | £10 from Amazon

From all-in-one family favourites to batch-cook basics and speedy sweet treats, Pinch of Nom Quick & Easy is packed with dishes so delicious you won’t even notice they’re slimming. Think Veggie Satay Noodles, Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta and Apple and Apricot Oaty Crumble.

The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook: Easy and Wholesome Meals to Cook, Prep, Grab, and Go | £12.54 from Amazon

If you're heading into 2023 with the goal of saving money and time, meal prepping could be the solution. This cookbook is full of speedy breakfast, lunch and dinner options, along with shopping tips, storage guidelines and food safety advice to extend the shelf life of tasty pre-prepared dishes.

The Well Plated Cookbook: Fast, Healthy Recipes You'll Want to Eat | £22.99 from Amazon

Inside this cookbook you'll be spoilt for choice thanks to 130 recipes that are affordable and practical, so you won't have to slave away for hours at the oven. A few favourites we've already added to our list is a one-pot creamy sundried tomato orzo, sheet pan Tandoori chicken and sticky Asian cauliflower wings.

The Complete Air Fryer Cookbook | £7.35 from Amazon

If you recently bought an air fryer, put it to good use with the help of this dedicated cookbook. There's 55 recipes included, all designed to make dinnertime easy and full of flavour. From chicken kebabs to beef Tikka, crispy honey wings to potato patties, there's endless inspiration.

Fresh Mob: Over 100 tasty healthy-ish recipes | £10 from Amazon

You may recognise Mob from Instagram, where a group of chefs share their easiest recipes with a healthy twist. This recipe is a collection of a 100 recipes that are tasty and filling in equal measure. Here's a sneak peek of what you'll find inside; roast aubergine and squash salad, grilled chicken burger with mojo verde and avo salsa and cabbage spaghetti aglio e olio.

Pinch of Nom Quick & Easy: 100 Delicious, Slimming Recipes | £10 from Amazon

Featuring proper breakfasts, light takes on family favourites, cheeky fakeaways and speedy midweek meals, Pinch of Nom Everyday Light is full of hearty, everyday recipes, nearly half of which are vegetarian.

7 Ways: Easy Ideas for Every Day of the Week | £12 from Amazon

Make everyday meals more exciting and learn new ways to reinvent your favourite ingredients with Amazon’s No. 1 bestselling cookbook, featuring 120 tasty recipes, including those from Jamie Oliver's hit Channel 4 TV show Keep Cooking Family Favourites.

30 Day Kick Start Plan: 100 Delicious Recipes with Energy Boosting Workouts | £9.49 from Amazon

This 30-day plan from the nation's favourite PE teacher will help you create new habits, keep on track wiht your nutrition and feel brilliant inside and out.

Eat Better Forever: 7 Ways to Transform Your Diet | £20.05 from Amazon

In Eat Better Forever, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall provides readers with tools to improve their eating habits, and therefore their life - permanently. To help it all happen, he's added his 100 healthiest recipes yet.

Keto Slow Cooker & One-Pot Meals | £9.64 from Amazon

Slow cooker and one-pot meals are the ultimate convenience food. Just fix it and forget it, then enjoy a nourishing meal when everyone gets home.

River Cottage Much More Veg: 175 vegan recipes for simple, fresh and flavourful meals | £20.05 from Amazon

Fuelled by his passionate belief that plant foods should be the dominant force in our kitchens, Fearnley-Whittingstall has put cheese, butter, cream, eggs, and refined flour and sugar firmly to one side.

Instead, he uses veg, fruit, wholegrains, nuts, seeds, spices and cold-pressed oils to explore what can be achieved with natural, unprocessed plant foods.

Wagamama Feed Your Soul | £8 from Amazon

These dishes have been designed for every occasion and the book offers recipes for a variety of diets. Cook rapid weekday meals, watch slow-cooked ramens simmer and even learn the art of making gyoza, Feed Your Soul is packed with tips and ideas for bringing Wagamama to your kitchen.

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